The Taipan, an ambidextrous gaming mouse brought to you by Razer. Created for gamers with the help of E-sports professionals such as the teams Quantic Gaming, Empire and, Mousesports. Using a 4G dual sensor system it allows up to 8200 DPI with incredible accuracy. Due to the complete ambidextrous nature of the mouse it is completely symmetrical and works for not just south-paws but a variety of grips.
As part of Razer’s next-generation gaming hardware it is compatible with their new software Synapse 2.0 allowing you to tweak and fine tune every detail of your mouse from rebinding buttons on the mouse to changing DPI profiles and even creating macros for your gaming needs. If you ever need to bring your mouse elsewhere with you to another computer for a tournament or LAN event that you wont be using your computer simply download and login to Synapse 2.0 and all your settings will be loaded onto the mouse from the cloud based system.
The performance of the Razer Taipan really speaks for itself once you start using it. With a 4G dual sensor 8200 DPI system it with a laser and an optical sensor that allows it to calibrate to any surface you might be using and the Synapse 2.0 software you can even use presets that it has for Razer gaming mouse mats such as the Razer Vespula. Synapse 2.0 once installed offers ways to tweak your mouse to the exact settings you want. From rebinding every key other than the left click button to changing your X-Y sensitivity to different DPI each as well as optional mouse acceleration. You also have the option to setting up to 5 sensitivity stages to be used with by default the two buttons on the middle of the mouse as well as many other ways to change your sensitivity on the fly. Also using Synapse 2.0 you can make it switch to a different profile with different settings for each game so you’re not stuck changing it yourself. As far as the way the mouse has preformed for me I can say I don’t think it missed a click yet nor has ever skipped or died on me and I can say I don’t think it ever will. The buttons are very responsive with no delay between clicking or moving of the mouse and it actually happening as far as I can tell.
The comfort of the Razer Taipan is really just great with a very fine and very slight gradient texture to the main body of the mouse giving you a bit more grip to it than just a plain mouse finish is for sure a bonus. The sides where your thumb buttons are has rubber that has managed to not make my hands sweat during gaming sessions so again props for that. The weight of the Taipan at only 132 grams or 0.29 lbs is quite light my cell phone even weighs a lot more so it’s very easy to move around and glides great. There are however two flaws that I could find with the mouse and that’s not much and might just be because the size of my hand however I feel that the thumb buttons might just be a bit too far forward on the mouse for me to reach the farther away button I find myself reaching and it’s a pain. The other issue that I have again comes with the thumb buttons this time on the side that you are NOT using with your thumb (For me the ones on the right side of the mouse) I have caught myself accidentally clicking them with my ring finger more than once and if you do happen to have them bound to something for an extra advantage in gaming you’re not going to that to happen at all. Other than those 2 flaws though it indeed is a very comfortable mouse that really conforms to your hand.
The Razer Taipan is a very simple mouse design yet still has a sense of elegance to it. With a slow pulsing green Razer logo at the bottom and a green light around the mouse wheel it really shows off that it means business and is a mouse that will perform. I can’t really find any problems with how it looks myself though I would have a feeling a few people would prefer the light have an option to be constantly on as well as the ability to change the color of the lighting as I know that I was sad when it didn’t match my Razer Megalodon headset but that’s just picking at the little things.
For a price of $79.99 USD the Taipan is in the medium – medium-high price range for mice and I would say that for that price you get a really great and solid mouse. Having a 8200 DPI, 9 button mouse of that 8 are fully rebindable and software with an easy interface to do this with really makes it worth the money. It also looks and feels good too!
I would have to say the Taipan deserves the score it gets and is worth the buy for sure.
Head over to Razer’s Taipan page to check it out.